ABOUT DEENA SOLOMON, PhD, MFT
Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist, Weight Management Expert, Author, Speaker
Deena Solomon, PhD, MFT is a weight management expert and author of the book, Immaculate Consumption: The Path to Lifelong Weight Management. As a cognitive behavioral psychotherapist who holds a special certification in behavioral medicine, she has helped hundreds of clients to lose weight and keep it off for decades. She lost 70 lbs. herself and has maintained that weight loss since 1980.
Motivated to explore behavioral change to address the weight issues she had experienced as a child and young adult, Dr. Solomon earned her M.S. in Counseling Psychology in 1983 from California State University Los Angeles in 1983 and was awarded a Doctorate in Psychology in 1991 from the California Graduate Institute (now named the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles). She subsequently continued her post-doctoral studies for three years and earned her Behavioral Medicine Certification in 1994. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Solomon sat on the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners for the State of California and served as an expert examiner and member of the Committee to Revise MFCC Oral Exam. Her recommendations to standardize the oral examination testing were adopted by the Committee and implemented by the Board.
Covering topics ranging from Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques for Permanent Habit Formations to Self-Hypnosis for Anxiety Reduction, to How to Manage Overconsumption Around Holidays, Dr. Solomon has been a guest lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, Radar Institute and Ryokan College. She served as an adjunct professor at Antioch University covering Cognitive/Behavioral Techniques in the Therapeutic Setting, Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Contemporary Themes and Preparation classes for the Oral Examination of MFCC candidates.
Dr. Solomon has worked as a clinician in the field of weight loss and weight loss management for more than three decades and has developed a proprietary scientifically based and scientifically proven methodology for helping disheartened dieters attain and maintain their weight reduction goals. It is this methodology that she shares in her book, through workshops and as a speaker. She lives in Southern California with her husband Paul, where she enjoys skiing and long walks on the beach.